Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference (Oct. 14)
Oct. 16, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts football head coach Charley Molnar spoke with members of the media during the weekly MAC Teleconference on Monday morning. Molnar discussed the several key individual performances in the win over Miami (Ohio), what the staff took away from last year's game vs. Buffalo, the consistent play of the offensive line, and how teams scheme against a player like Buffalo's Khalil Mack.
Molnar On The Win Over Miami:
Whenever you win a game, it's a little bit easier to pick out some outstanding performances. Starting with the defense, and I said the same thing a week ago that I'm going to say today, we have two guys who come to play every single week and they are super prepared and motivated to play their very best. That would be Stanley Andre who led the team with 14 tackles and Devin Brown who had seven. We also had Khary Bailey-Smith who just did a fantastic job of stepping up - I spoke last week about our `Next Man Up' approach and how every week we count on someone to fill in a gap for us and he did that. Khary came in when we lost [Antoine Tharpe] to an ejection late in the second quarter. He ended up with two interceptions and 10 tackles which isn't bad for about half-a-day's work. He was just a guy who was focused when his name was called and was ready to go. We also had another good week in a row from Justin Anderson who had a sack and two TFL's being a force on the edge like we knew he would.
Offensively I thought A.J. Doyle made a step forward at quarterback throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns - one of his better days as a Minuteman. Jamal Wilson for two weeks in a row has just proven that he is a steady running back and has become a real big part of our offense now. He's almost irreplaceable because he does so many jobs so well for us - it is becoming hard to imagine him not being a part of the offense now.
Molnar On What He Took From Playing Buffalo Last Year:
Molnar On The Consistency Of The Offensive Line:
Molnar On The Decision To Attempt A 54-Yard Field Goal Vs. Miami:
As far as the decision for the attempt, it was 4th-and-6 and the odds of converting the down weren't great. A pooch punt wouldn't have turned the field well for us if it went into the endzone. We felt like we just needed to get points on the board and that's what it really boiled down to as we felt like we could make the kick.
Molnar On The Challenge Buffalo Linebacker Khalil Mack Poses:
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